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Posted in: Australian prime minister survives leadership challenge by 48 votes to 35 See in context

Andrew CrispAug. 21  04:01 pm JST

the electorate will not vote for either Dutton or Abbott - the Liberals are simply handing the next election to Labor if the go with either of these blokes.... 

For the record Tony Abbott won in a landslide before he got backstabbed by Malcolm Turnball who struggled to win when he called an election, its Malcom Turnball the losing guy out of these three.

Abbott didn't win in a landslide, the ALP lost in a landslide. Abbott then got replaced because if the Liberals had gone to the election with him as the party leader they'd've been annihalated.

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Posted in: Australian prime minister survives leadership challenge by 48 votes to 35 See in context

StrangerlandAug. 21  05:14 pm JST

I think the period of time it takes an immigrant to 'embrace' a host country depends in large part on how willing the host country is to embrace the immigrant.

I knew a Japanese girl who had lived in Canada, America and Australia. She said that the worst racism she experienced was in Australia, where someone through a drink (like McDonalds) at her from a car, and told her to "go home ch#&$k".

People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. The only racism I've encountered was in Japan - and that was continual and came from the Government, as well as individuals. And whilst I'm Anglo, non-Japanese Asians find Japan racist too. There are plenty of Japanese who've migrated to Australia and they'd hardly do that if it was a racist hell-hole.

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Posted in: Australian prime minister survives leadership challenge by 48 votes to 35 See in context

AkieAug. 21  12:32 pm JST

48 votes decided a leader for Australia ? What kind of majority joke.

I think that you don't understand the difference between a presidential democracy, such as the US, and a Westminster democracy such as the UK and Australia. In the Westminster system the party with a majority of seats forms government and chooses a party leader - the Prime Minister - from amongst themselves, which they are free to change from time to time. Turnbull was elected to Parliament with 52,353 votes in his electorate of 102,782 voters.

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